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Community Living Bill Tracking

The bills below could impact community living for people with disabilities in Texas.

Community Living

Community Living Bills (Telicon Report 1/22/2017)
HB 118Joe MoodyRelating to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.
no datano dataRemarks: Would increase personal needs allowance for people in nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and intermediate care facilities from $60 to $75 per month. Does not include persons in HCS residential settings who have no minimum personal needs allowance.
no datano dataHistory: 11/14/2016 H Filed
HB 221Donna HowardRelating to a sales and use tax exemption for child and adult diapers.
no datano dataRemarks: Would make a diaper, an absorbency undergarment, or a guard or pad used for protection against urinary or colonic leakage tax exempt.
no datano dataHistory: 11/14/2016 H Filed
HB 284Drew SpringerRelating to authorization for certain health care facilities to secure residents with wheelchair self-release seat belts.
no datano dataRemarks: Would allow a person or their legally authorized representative to consent to the use of wheelchair self-release seat belts as long as the person demonstrates the ability to release the seat belt and it complies with the person's plan of care.
no datano dataHistory: 11/14/2016 H Filed
HB 392Donna HowardRelating to certain offenses involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises of certain hospitals, mental health facilities, and nursing facilities.
no datano dataRemarks: Would prohibit concealed handguns at hospitals, mental health facilities, and nursing homes. Does not include State Supported Living Centers.
no datano dataHistory: 11/17/2016 H Filed
SB 51Judith ZaffiriniRelating to financial eligibility for the Texas home living (TxHmL) waiver program.
no datano dataRemarks: Would expand eligibility for the TxHmL Waiver program from 100% of SSI to 300% of SSI. Substitute expected to include deeming parental income.
no datano dataHistory: 11/14/2016 S Filed